Dana Cortez's love for radio began at an early age. She was born in West Texas and raised in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. After years away she relocated back to West Texas where she began her career in radio! Dana would spend hours listening to radio with her grandmother who predicted that Dana would someday be an on-air personality. After being discovered by a local radio programmer, Dana was given her start at a small station in Odessa, TX. Dana promptly moved her way up the ranks eventually taking over as Program Director and Morning Show lead. With the industry a buzz about Dana, she was quickly picked up by Univision Radio and moved to Albuquerque, NM to take over as Morning show lead and Assistant Program Director. With in a year and a half Dana's show was rated number one in the Albuquerque market, which lead Univision to syndicate her show from Houston, TX at the now defunct Party 104.9. Dana currently resides in Albuquerque, NM where she hosts Kiss 97.3'S number one rated House Party Morning show. Dana Cortez is the mother of three beautiful girls and happily married.
Dana was influenced musically by her family's eclectic love of music; Frank Sinatra, The Glenn Miller Band, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Hall n' Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Prince & even The Eagles. She became addicted to the sounds of Hip Hop in the early 80's while living in Dallas, she listened to KKDA where she got her 1st taste of what is now her favorite genre of music; Hip Hop! From Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Beastie Boys to NWA & UGK is what she loves to listen to now.
Dana's now dabbling in acting. She's appeared in Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight & been cast in several movies as well!